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Press freedom in Turkey in crisis, international press groupsANF - 2019-09-18 11:59
The delegation said Turkey’s highest judicial body must give priority to applications regarding detained journalists and administrative measures blocking websites, including Wikipedia. ...
Turkey: Alarming Crackdown on Journalists, Desperate Appeal to UNGatestoneinstitute - 2019-09-17 23:05
Joint Letter by 18 Organizations to UN: Address Crackdown Against Journalists in Turkey - englishBianet - 2019-09-15 10:05
Spanish journalist detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-09-11 10:44
BEIRUT,— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday condemned Iraqi Kurdistan authorities’ detention and deportation of Spanish freelance journalist Ferran Barber and urged the authorities to allow local and foreign journalists to do their jobs free ...
Spanish reporter Ferran Barber detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi Kurdistan - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-09-10 21:14
Press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan on ‘brink of extinction’, journalists sayE-Kurd - 2019-09-10 16:37
Committee to Protect Journalists HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— “Ever since I started working as a journalist nine years ago, I have been under constant pressure from my family, my tribe, and my community to give up journalism. Friends have been ...
South Kurdistan journalists: Freedom of expression hit hardANF - 2019-09-10 10:28
The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a long report about abuses and violations of freedom of expression in South Kurdistan. ...
10 Most Censored Countries - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-09-10 07:37
Prison sentence for Jinnews reporter on terrorism chargesANF - 2019-09-09 18:13
The Turkish regime continues to implement the policy of imprisonment against journalists working for Kurdish press in Turkey. ...
Press freedom on ‘brink of extinction’ in Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists say - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-09-09 18:06
Free expression groups call on HRC to hold Turkey to account over persecution of journalists - IFEXIFEX - 2019-09-06 14:57
Journalists Unite To Urge HRC To Address Violations Of Freedom Of Expression In Turkey - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-09-05 12:30
Journalists Bradosti and Mihemed still in custodyANF - 2019-09-04 11:08
Journalist Zubêr Hemedemin Nebi (Zubêr Bradosti) was arrested on 21 July while journalist Biryar Mihemed was detained in Hewlêr on 21 August by the KDP public security forces. ...
OGI: 146 journalists behind bars in TurkeyANF - 2019-09-02 14:37
OGI reported increased pressure against journalists in Turkey in August when 15 journalists were taken into custody. ...
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 2, 2019 - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-09-02 11:32
Turkey journalists and activist acquitted of terrorism charges - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-08-27 08:42
5 journalists detained in Mardin released after 6 days in custodyANF - 2019-08-26 20:13
All the 5 journalists have been released from custody after giving their statements to the police. ...
Call to join Peace Rally in Amed on 1 SeptemberANF - 2019-08-26 15:32
The organizing committee of the 1 September World Peace Day in Diyarbakır urged everyone to give a voice to peace at the rally and invited journalists to be a voice for peace. ...
Turkey launches second day of attack against Kurdish MPs, journalists, activists and protesters | Morning StarMorningstaronline - 2019-08-24 12:06
5 journalists detained in Mardin in custody for 3 daysANF - 2019-08-23 14:05
Journalists Ahmet Kanbal, Mehmet Şah Oruç, Rojda Aydın, Nurcan Yalçın and Halime Parlak were detained in Mardin while covering the protests for the municipalities seized by the AKP regime. ...
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 9, 2019 - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-08-23 03:29
Rights group urges Turkey to release seven journalists detained by police | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-23 03:29
Attacks intensify in Kurdish region as journalists detention continues | Morning StarMorningstaronline - 2019-08-21 20:20
At least 7 journalists arrested throughout Turkey - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-08-21 19:53
Third day in Amed protests: Detentions and injuriesANF - 2019-08-21 15:01
Protests continue on the third day against the usurpation of the municipalities in Amed. Several MPs, journalists and protesters were injured in the attacks and many were detained. ...
“AKP detained journalists to hide the truth”ANF - 2019-08-21 13:21
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform pointed out that the AKP detained six journalists to obscure the truth. ...
Police detain 6 journalists covering protests for municipalitiesANF - 2019-08-20 19:10
Journalists Ahmet Kanbal, Mehmet Şah Oruç, Rojda Aydın, Nurcan Yalçın, Halime Parlak and Yelda Özbek were detained while covering the protests for the municipalities seized by the AKP regime. ...
'Silenced': Pakistan's journalists decry new era of censorship | Freedom of the press | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-08-17 10:38
Basra police raids home, seeks arrest of Iraqi reporter Hassan Sabah - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-08-16 19:36
17 Turkish journalists charged with terror group membership | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-08-14 02:20
Revealed: the terror and torment of Turkey's jailed journalists | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-08-14 02:20
Uighurs dancing in streets as Beijing battles extremism, say Turkish journalists in Xinjiang | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-12 20:13
Hewler journalists demand the immediate release of Zuber BradostiANF - 2019-08-06 10:09
For more than two weeks, critical journalist Zuber Bradosti has been detained in southern Kurdistan without any legal basis. His colleagues demand the immediate release of the RojNews correspondent. ...
Eight journalists killed in Mexico since JanuaryANF - 2019-08-04 17:35
Jorge Ruiz Vazquez, a reporter at the Grafico de Xalapa newspaper in Veracruz’s capital, died in spite of procedures in place to protect him, the state prosecutor’s office said. ...
These Journalists Are Facing Huge Threats And Injustice For Pursuing The TruthBuzzfeednews - 2019-08-02 11:35
Halabja journalists call for the release BradostiANF - 2019-08-01 14:44
Journalists and activists from Halabja demand the release of Zuber Bradosti. ...
Veteran news editor in prison decries public apathy for jailed journalists - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2019-08-01 12:10
Kurdish military forces detain journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-07-29 19:35
METRO demanded the release of Rojnews journalist BradostiANF - 2019-07-28 09:01
The Center for the Protection of the Rights of Journalists (METRO) demanded the release of Rojnews Zubêr Bradosti. ...
OGI: 152 journalists are imprisoned in TurkeyANF - 2019-07-24 15:19
The Free Journalists Initiative (OGI) pointed out that there are 152 journalists in prisons in Turkey and said: “Journalists work under duress by the government.” OGI called for the cases against journalists to be dismissed. ...
Foreign Journalists Endure Formidable Obstacles, Risks to Report on China’s Policies in XinjiangRFA - 2019-07-23 22:12
Turkish court acquits 3 journalists of supporting terrorism - UPI.comUPI - 2019-07-22 22:56
Israel says hosting Iraqi, Saudi journalists for the first timeE-Kurd - 2019-07-22 21:55
JERUSALEM, Israel,— Israel’s foreign ministry said Sunday the country will this week host six journalists from Arab countries including, for the first time, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The visit comes as Israel seeks to improve ties with Gulf Arab countries, ...
Iraqi, Saudi journalists make first official visit to IsraelRûdaw - 2019-07-22 14:22
The delegation is composed of six journalists from different Arab countries ...
Turkish journalists acquitted of terrorist pr... | Taiwan NewsTaiwannews - 2019-07-20 16:03
Turkish think-tank report is dangerous escalation in harassment of journalists - PEN AmericaPEN - 2019-07-19 01:57
Turkish journalists acquitted of terrorist propaganda charges | News | DW | 17.07.2019DW - 2019-07-19 01:57
Turkish Journalists Acquitted of Terrorist Propaganda ChargesThewire - 2019-07-18 15:30
PEN America is "Deeply Relieved" that Turkish Court Tossed Spurious Charges Against Journalists and Activists After Three-Year Legal Battle - PEN AmericaPEN - 2019-07-18 15:00
Appeal from South Kurdistan: Stop Turkish aggression!ANF - 2019-07-18 12:20
Intellectuals, artists, journalists, workers, academics from South Kurdistan released a public letter about Turkey's attacks in the region and call on international opinion to not remain silent. ...
PEN America Calls for Acquittals Ahead of Verdict Expected in Trial of Prominent Turkish Writers. Journalists and Rights Defenders - PEN AmericaPEN - 2019-07-18 02:14
Turkey journalists and activist acquitted of terrorism charges - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-07-18 02:14
Journalists face risks in Iraq’s disputed areas with 65 reported violations in six months: MonitorKurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 07:42
Threatened, beaten, shot: Turkish journalists in the crosshairs | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-07-13 22:05
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney slams Trump, saying he 'vilifies' journalists - ABC NewsGO - 2019-07-13 12:59
Journalists and writers reacted to Huseyin Aykol detentionANF - 2019-07-12 14:05
Journalist Huseyin Aykol was detained at his home in Ankara on Thursday. ...
Nechirvan Barzani meets with France’s president Macron in ParisE-Kurd - 2019-07-11 09:02
PARIS,— President of Iraqi Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, held talks on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. He said Macron accepted an invitation to Erbil. Speaking to journalists after their short meeting ...
Turkey: No country for bold journalists? | Turkey | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-07-10 01:25
Journalists' Union of Turkey to sue SETA for report on mediaANF - 2019-07-08 11:29
Journalists responded with outrage to the SETA report and the TGS said that they will be in front of Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse with the blacklisted journalists and file a criminal complaint against the report today. ...
SETA report profiles journalistsANF - 2019-07-07 21:20
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform: “The SETA report’s main purpose is to profile and target journalists and their institutions. This document published under the guise of a report constitutes a crime in our eyes. ...
HDP statement on SETA reportANF - 2019-07-07 19:08
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) protested the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) report and said, “Journalism is not a crime, but targeting journalists is.” ...
Swedish Foreign Minister Wallstrom met journalistsANF - 2019-07-07 15:49
Wallstrom met with foreign journalists in Sweden and spoke about Sweden’s current foreign policy and the issues on the country’s agenda. ...
Basra journalists condemn threat of arrest for covering protestsRûdaw - 2019-07-04 19:13
The threat ran “against the principles of freedom of press” ...
Beaten and shot: Turkish journalists in the crosshairs | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-07-04 00:39
Threatened, beaten, shot: Turkish journalists in the crosshairs - Daily TimesDailytimes - 2019-07-04 00:39
Özgür Gündem trial adjourned to 28 NovemberANF - 2019-07-03 11:01
The 13th hearing of the Özgür Gündem newspaper main case, against 9 journalists was adjourned to 28 November. ...
Turkish journalists in the crosshairsGulfnews - 2019-07-03 06:20
Threatened, beaten, shot: Turkey's Journalists, media in the crosshairs - Kuwait TimesKuwaittimes - 2019-07-03 06:20
OGI: 154 journalists are imprisonedANF - 2019-07-01 14:21
OGI announced the tally of oppression against journalists for the last 6 months, stating that 154 journalists are imprisoned. ...
Academics and journalists condemned Turkish attacksANF - 2019-07-01 11:49
Academics and journalists in Sulaymaniyah condemned occupation of South Kurdistan by Turkey. ...
UNESCO develops a handbook for the protection of journalists in fieldBAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
BAGHDAD (UNESCO) — UNESCO, in partnership with the Iraqi Communication and Media Commission (CMC), and Ministry of Interior (MoI), organized the first roundtable with the media outlets directors, on preparing the handbook to organize the relationship bet ...
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 23, 2019 - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-06-29 21:27
Beyond Saudi Arabia: The World Is Failing JournalistsThewire - 2019-06-29 13:02
Özgürlükçü Demokrasi journalists sentenced for news they wroteANF - 2019-06-29 09:55
The fifth hearing of the trial against five employees of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi paper has been held at the 23rd Heavy Penal Court. ...
Adana shooting is fourth attack on Turkish press in two weeks - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-06-28 21:59
Turkish court sentences five journalists from shuttered pro-Kurdish newspaper to jail | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-06-28 20:14
Beyond Saudi Arabia: The World Is Failing Journalists | Inter Press ServiceIpsnews - 2019-06-27 16:09
EU calls for the release of Osman KavalaANF - 2019-06-26 18:39
"Having attended the opening of the trial, the EU will continue to closely monitor this case as well as trials against journalists, members of parliament, human rights defenders, lawyers and academics with the highest level of scrutiny." ...
Intellectuals in Bashur launch petition against Turkish invasionANF - 2019-06-26 17:26
Writers, politicians, journalists and intellectuals launched a petition against the Turkish state’s invasion attacks against South Kurdistan. The signatures will be submitted to the Iraq and KRG Parliaments, the UN and human rights organizations. ...
Notre Dame professors can offer expertise on Iran from Trump's tweets to oil security | Newswise: News for JournalistsNewswise - 2019-06-21 20:46
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 16, 2019 - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-06-20 23:50
ETHA News Agency journalists freed but cannot travel abroadANF - 2019-06-20 11:02
Active News Agency (ETHA) employees were released after remaining in custody for 4 days. They were banned from going abroad. ...
Somali journalists' group slams police 'threats' - Region - World - Ahram OnlineAhram - 2019-06-20 06:18
Justice for Journalists by Leon Willems - Project SyndicateProject Syndicate - 2019-06-18 11:46
Somali journalists’ group slams police ‘threats’ - Al Arabiya EnglishAlarabiya - 2019-06-17 08:31
Somali journalists’ body slams police ‘threats’ to shoot reporters | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-06-17 08:31
Mesopotamia Women Journalists: Free press won't be silencedANF - 2019-06-17 07:46
The Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform underlined that nine journalists had been detained three days. ...
Three critical Turkish journalists released from prison | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-06-14 09:58
Turkey: Attacks on Journalists Turn More ViolentGatestoneinstitute - 2019-06-12 23:44
Investigation against Kurdish journalist killed in Cizre in 2016ANF - 2019-06-12 12:14
Rohat Aktaş, the editor-in-chief of Azadiya Welat newspaper, who was murdered in Cizre, was investigated together with 26 other journalists. ...
Letter to UK Foreign Secretary about HasankeyfANF - 2019-06-12 09:25
Dozens of associations, groups, academics, journalists from the UK wrote to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP to express their concer about the future of Hasankeyf. ...
Turkey's Journalists Work Under Threat Of Jail | WPPBPeconicpublicbroadcasting - 2019-06-10 17:53
Case against two Irish journalists droppedANF - 2019-06-09 08:37
Two investigative journalists have accused the North of Ireland police of “malicious intent” after the bogus case against them in relation to a documentary on collusion was dropped. ...
Kurdish security forces detain reporter Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir in northern Syria - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-06-06 20:03
May Report on violations against journalistsANF - 2019-06-05 08:43
The Free Journalists Initiative has released its May Report. According to the report, 6 journalists were detained in May, 2 journalists were arrested. ...